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CAN is an important, critical voice in the international climate policy process. The network’s regular press briefings and commentary help journalists and their audience make sense of what can be a baffling process, even to those who have been covering it for years.

CAN helps coordinate and amplify the communications work of its 1300 members around major international climate processes. CAN also provides an important capacity building role for some members interested in boosting their communications efforts.

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News Releases

December 17, 2020 - 9:34pm

17 December 2020: Young people around the world have been instrumental in mobilising for climate action and leading public demand for a transformational response from governments to the climate and ecological crises. Speakers at a youth-focused press briefing hosted today by Climate Action Network reminded world leaders that distant plans to cut emissions and a failure to address the immediate needs of the most vulnerable people do not line up with the escalating scale of the climate emergency which is harming their communities and destroying their future.  

December 14, 2020 - 4:34am

12 December 2020: Today the United Nations, the United Kingdom and France co-hosted the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy. Over 70 countries participated in the virtual summit. Below are quotes from Climate Action Network members in reaction to some of the announcements made by governments. 

December 11, 2020 - 12:19am


Fifth Anniversary of the Paris Agreement is a reminder that renewed efforts to drastically reduce emissions by 2030, end fossil fuel dependence and deliver on finance are critical to tackle the climate crisis alongside Covid19 recovery 

December 7, 2020 - 8:48am

New ranking of 58 countries with the highest emissions published today:
- None of the countries surveyed are on a path compatible with the Paris Agreement goals
- Emissions are decreasing in more than half of the countries analyzed
- Seven EU states and the EU as a whole receive a "high" rating for climate protection, but five EU countries are in the "very low" category
- Portugal and New Zealand are among the big climbers; Sweden leads the way
- Second time in a row, USA is at the bottom of the ranking, below Saudi Arabia

October 14, 2020 - 9:05am
All governments must protect their citizens from disease and disasters and submit ambitious climate action plans before the end of the year

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